Navigation Links
Dust mites use Duvets as their Haven

Recent research has revealed that duvets used by most Britons are packed with dust mites, fungus and skin scales.//

On analysis of about ten typical duvets it was found to contain up to 20,000 live house dust mites in addition to bacteria and fungal spores. In fact analysis of an 11-year unwashed duvet revealed over an ounce and a half of debris including skin scales and house dust mite faeces.

In addition it was found that more than four in ten people do not wash their duvet every six months as against recommendations by experts.

Following the laboratory analysis of some duvets Professor Jean Emberlin, director of Worcester University's National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Centre which carried out the research, said: "Although we expected to find some levels of dust mites and bacteria in most duvets, we were amazed at the results of the analyses. In some cases, the levels of allergens and contaminants were dangerously high to the point where they could cause symptoms of serious allergies and infections amongst owners and their partners."

According to her the 11-year unwashed duvet could trigger symptoms of rhinitis, asthma and conjunctivitis as well as aggravate existing cases of eczema.

A survey, carried out by pollsters TNS found London to be one of the worst places for filthy duvets with about 58 per cent of people admitting to not washing them every six months. Surprisingly men appeared to be cleaner, with 36 per cent saying they didn't clean their duvet every six months in comparison to 51 per cent of women.

Still more shocking was the analysis of about ten pillows in Manchester by scientists from North West Lung Centre, who discovered that each contained over a million spores of about 16 different types of fungi.

Doctors from the University College London Hospitals NHS Trust and the University of Nottingham studied a group of over 1,300 children to compare home environments and the inci dence and risk of eczema and found that synthetic pillows and bedroom radiators increase the risk of a child developing eczema which is said to affect up to one in six children and one in 12 adults.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Dustmites Might Bite Deeper
2. Starvation in pregnant women can cause heart disease to their children
3. Antibiotics losing their power against acne
4. Diabetics and their babies
5. Pregnant smokers could harm their child
6. False beliefs could cost cancer patients their lives
7. Low hemoglobin may make mothers bond less with their babies
8. People suffering from Alzheimer’s: can they take decisions about their treatment
9. Women with borderline ovarian tumors can still preserve their fertility
10. Smokers may differ in their cravings for smoking
11. Pediatricians differ in their opinion of child abuse
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/24/2017)... Prior Lake MN (PRWEB) , ... February 24, ... ... the launch of its newly designed TaskMate Go. Core benefits and advantages built ... grain finish and a stylish, functional look and feel. Ability to gain the ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... An in-depth computational analysis ... University of Pittsburgh points to eight genes that may explain why susceptibility to one ... the results of a study published today in the journal npj Schizophrenia. , ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... With ... is so critically important that we all are aware of our options and ... is proud to announce the launch of its newest edition of "Vision and ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... The California State University Institute ... faculty engaged in or interested in palliative care education and research. The Symposium, ... in North County San Diego on Sept. 28 and 29, 2017, on the campus ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... ... The Radiology Business Management Association will select the 2017 ... Building Better Radiology Marketing Programs conference, held this year from March 5 to ... are given out in five categories. They are:, ,     Patient Marketing, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/24/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... to their offering. ... latest research Hemophilia Drugs Price Analysis and Strategies - 2016, provides drug ... answers the following questions: What are the ... positioned in the Global Hemophilia market? What are the ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... -- Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine and ... Smith commended South Central EMS today for their ... a life-saving overdose reversal drug. The recognition event also ... overdose survivor who was saved due to the administration ... part of fighting the opioid epidemic is making sure ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... HILL, N.C. , Feb. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... are exploring ways to increase their self-service capabilities ... Health Care Providers (HCPs). New research ... many pharma organizations have developed self-service website portals ... electronically.  This is just one of many findings ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: